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It's a weird day to start the Whole30, but in my mind, I feel like if you're really committed, might as well start now. Tomorrow morning, Wednesday January 21st is going to mark my first day of the Whole30. And I'm nervous.

I don't even know why.

As someone who's 5'5 and 18 I've gone from obesity to being underweight because anorexia took over before I got control of my life again, except one extreme lead to the other, and I ended up binge eating, constantly. Back at the high points of the scale (that doesn't really matter that much anymore honestly), feeling tired constantly, breaking out all the time, and just feeling bad, I decided that I needed to do some serious work on my life. That's where I want to start Whole30. I figured I do Crossfit 304 times a week, why wouldn't I want results, and results come from your diet more than the gym. 

That's literally my story, I have a lot to go for me,

But I KNOW food cravings and hunger are going to be the biggest blocks for me, so that's why I'm hoping for help to beat the mental hurdles, and finally,


Because healthy again and have good eating habits. 

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Hi Santamariana, congrats at arriving at Whole30.  Since you brought up some past disordered eating, I think you need to watch yourself closely for any signs of those disordered thought patterns creeping in.  Whole30 can be a pretty restrictive plan for some and your thought patterns and feelings deserve extra respect when trying to make a change like this. 



Check this exerpt from Melissa:


When someone with a disordered or addicted background takes on a strict new eating plan, the practice may feel familiar and comfortable. The “rules” of the program may be easy to follow, because they aren’t that far off from the self-imposed restrictions or rules of your past behaviors. But in this instance, you assure yourself, these rules are followed in the name of healthYou get to apply the same stringent, disordered behaviors to your new, shiny Whole30 program — because this time, you tell yourself it’s good for you.

But some of you have a long history of unhealthy eating habits lingering in your brains, and it may be hard to shove them aside when you first start your new dietary plan. So while your focus may be laser-sharp at first— eating exactly as you should be, in a healthy manner — it’s easy to allow those past behaviors to creep into your daily diet-related tasks. Your brain may start to twist the attention to detail and the strict rules. You may find your brain trying to push these new habits into those old, sick (yet comfortable) behaviors. And your Whole30 may begin to make you feel the way you used to feel, back when food was the enemy. - See more at: http://whole30.com/2012/02/whole30-gone-bad/


I'm not at all trying to put you off, just reminding you to be cognizant of your past while you are making strides into your future.   :) On the positive side, our testimonials have some successes with eating disorders (http://whole30.com/2011/06/the-whole30-a-z-real-life-testimonials/) that you might want to check out.  

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